Good Madness

Good Madness

I’ve had these words pinned beside my desk since last spring when I came upon them. I tried to live by them in 2021. But 2021 wasn’t so easy. It followed 2020 which was somewhat worse. But 2019 was really hard for me with the death of my mother, so I’ve decided that...
Frida’s Garden

Frida’s Garden

Our outdoor life is about to begin. We raked the yard this weekend, using lots of muscle to get the matted leaves and film of road dust off of the sleeping lawn. The garden and half of our house foundation are still swallowed by blankets of snow, but the weekend was...
Frosty Feeling, Antidote: Hygge

Frosty Feeling, Antidote: Hygge

Welcome January. I guess. The world is frosty, and I’m working to warm my heart to the hard work ahead. Outside the windows it’s fairly bleak and monochrome. But red, green and blue keep popping up saying, “Hey look at me!!” Safe marching in...

Tapping the Soul

Do the things you can’t. That is how they get done. -Picasso Last week I had a great conversation with an artist I work with. Her name is Kellie Day, and she is a collage artist from Colorado. She has this Picasso quote hanging on her refrigerator. And she is...

Marie-Elaine Cusson

Marie-Elaine Cusson lives on a street just off the bustle of Sherbrooke in Westmount, Montreal. The quiet of her upstairs rooms belies the action just around the corner. But the quiet is mostly in the late night hours when her family is sleeping. Then she and her dog,...